Amistad Memorial

The Amistad Memorial in New Haven is a tribute to a significant moment in African American history. The sculpture was created by renowned artist Ed Hamilton, who is known for his poignant representations of the African American experience. The sculpture was commissioned by the City of New Haven and unveiled in 1992 on the New Haven Green to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Amistad uprising, a defining moment of courage and the relentless pursuit of justice. The memorial captures the essence of resilience, struggle, and triumphs embedded within the African American narrative.

The centerpiece of the memorial is a bronze statue of Sengbe Pieh, also known as Cinqué, who led the Amistad captives. This strong and striking piece not only reveals Cinqué’s strength but also captures the profound impact he and his companions had on history. They successfully revolted against their captors and won a significant legal battle against enslavement and oppression.


165 Church St, New Haven, CT 06510, USA